Cong, TRS resorting to appeasement: Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah at an election rally in Amangal, Telangana on Sunday. PTI

BJP chief Amit Shah said the Congress and TRS are ignoring the sentiments of Hindus and instead engaging in appeasement politics.

He addressed election rallies in Telangana's Narayanpet and Amangal seats.

"The Congress has promised to construct hospitals exclusively for minorities if voted to power in Telangana. Why only minorities? Are there no poor people among majority Hindus? What about their healthcare?" Shah said.

The BJP boss asked how the Congress could waive the electricity bills of mosques and churches. "I have no problem with it," he clarified, "but why don't you give free power to temples too?"

"The Congress promises a large-scale recruitment of Urdu teacher, but hasn't made a single promise on recruiting Telugu teachers," Shah said.

Shah also targeted another one of Congress' "promises" that Rs 20 lakh will be given to minority students who want to pursue higher studies abroad: "Congress didn't say a word about poor OBC and SC students".

He also slammed Chief Minister KCR's policy for 12% reservation for Muslims. "This sort of appeasement is what made AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi say whichever party comes to power in Telangana, it will have to be subservient to the MIM," the BJP chief said.

Meanwhile, speaking at a public meeting in Uppal here, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari described the 'Maha Kutami' alliance as opportunistc and said it does not people's support.

"TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu was sailing with the BJP till recently but now has joined hands with the Congress for selfish political gains. He has no credibility among people," he said.

Gadkari mocked that the TRS, Congress and TDP are just private companies and that only the BJP is the real party of the people.

He promised that the BJP will tend to Telangana's development on all fronts and that stopping farmer suicides is on top of the list.

He also said the Centre will provide all possible help to complete the Kaleshwaram project.

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